ePARA Inc. – Play Harder, Better Tomorrow

Play Harder, Better Tomorrow


One of our employees speaks at Sony Interactive Entertainment’s pre-launch trial event for media featuring its Access controller for PS5

ePARA participates in the 50th International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition – H.C.R. 2023 & Forum – to run workshops and more

ePARA holds barrier-free fighting game event “HACHIMANTAI 8 FIGHTS” in Hachimantai, Iwate

ePARA’s “Cross the Border – SEASON2” project participates in “Mobility for ALL” category of Toyota Mobility Foundation’s idea contest (see movie)

ePARA cooperates on Kawasaki Frontale’s special event “FOOTBALL TOGETHER Powered by eFootball™” as part of its 2023 fan festival (see article in Sportsnavi)

Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle releases “Good Game”, a documentary film featuring ePARA.

JR East Start UP Co.,Ltd. adopts ePARA to its Partnership Program

Street Fighter 6 with improved sound accessibility designed with ePARA Inc. to launch June 2

Eleven-a-Side e-Soccer Stadium—wheelchair e-football team ePARA United creates a “new landscape” with J.League’s Kawasaki Frontale footballer Yu Kobayashi
Movie:【Frontale × ePARA】Smiles for all with e-sports

Our project “Cross the Border—SEASON 2” selected as one of 2022 finalists in “Mobility for ALL” category of Toyota Mobility Foundation’s idea contest

ePARA supports BMI Brainpic 2022 (organized by Internet of Brains and Junichi Ushiba Laboratory [Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University]) and two of our players participate in games

ePARA employee Naoya appears on NHK BS1’s documentary program

Our activities have been reported via AFP News Agency in 4 languages.

Our “Cross the Border” Project passes initial selection round of “Mobility for ALL” category in Toyota Mobility Foundation’s idea contest

Event Information :ePARA CARNIVAL 2022 SPRING(e-Sports Day)

Event Information : ePARA CARNIVAL 2022 SPRING(Media Day)

Crowdfunding campaign launched to support “ePARA CARNIVAL”

ePARA announces its hosting of barrier-free e-sport festival “ePARA CARNIVAL 2022 SPRING”

Event Information : Shingan CUP powered by SYCOM【STREET FIGHTER V CHAMPION EDITION】
*Shingan Cup is a fighing game competition for blind eSports players.
For more Information

Event Information: Barrier-Free e-Sport Project—Connecting People’s Hearts (co-organized by Heart, a clan focused on Fortnite, and ePARA)

What makes ePARA a unique employment support agent for people with disabilities? —Interview with Mr. Masahiko Ito of Bewith, Inc.

Event Information: “Barrier-Free e-Sport ePARA2021,” an online event to solve and realize “challenges and hopes” of employment of people with disabilities

Sycom Co., Ltd. starts to support e-sport players with disabilities, including provision of gaming PCs, driving their social participation through e-sport

ePARA achieves its campaign goal in 9 minutes on equity crowdfunding platform FUNDINNO, taking only 39 minutes to reach the funding limit

ePARA celebrates the opening of barrier-free e-sport cafe “Any%CAFE”

Crowdfunding goal achieved, aiming at creating e-sport cafe named “Any%CAFE” where people break barriers of geography, age, gender and disabilities

Event Information: “ePARA VR/Teleworking Job Hunting Festival,” a VR-powered job fair for people with disabilities

ePARA Inc. publishes its corporate site

About ePARA Inc.

ePARA supports people with disabilities to participate in society in their own way and with fulfillment through e-sports.
As part of its support activities, ePARA operates a media outlet to carry news about barrier-free e-sports, and organizes barrier-free e-sports tournaments.

Business content

  • e-Sports event business

    We plan, operate and support barrier-free e-sports events, both online and offline.
    We propose and implement the ways to manage these events to make them enjoyable for as many people as possible by incorporating the perspectives of people with disabilities. This includes improving the accessibility of events and taking information security into consideration. Calling ourselves barrier-free e-sports pioneers, we are aggressively propelling our unique projects such as providing training programs to e-sports aathletes with disabilities and introducing them to professional teams.

  • Employment agent business for persons with disabilities

    We provide employment support and employment continuation support mainly for persons with disabilities.
    We hold employment support events such as “ePARA VR Job Hunting Festival”, as well as introducing human resources who have proved their skills in e-sports events and media management that we are involved in. In addition, we aim to improve the retention rate and seek for an employment form in which both employees and employers can move ahead by firmly supporting the continuation of employment instead of just getting them being hired.

  • Web marketing business

    We support web content planning, research, analysis, design, production, development, operation and more for our clients.
    We formulate data-driven SEO measures and Web tactics based on the results of Web analysis. We can also take charge of content production work including site construction, writing, and video production. We aim to maximize the results driven by Web content while staying close to the issues and challenges of our clients.

  • Media management business

    We share how people with disabilities are involved in a game and how they play it, and how barrier-free e-sports are engaging.
    We also eagerly interview individuals and groups who are active in various fields of e-sports, and spread information on barrier-free e-sports from our unique perspective different from the existing media.

  • Coaching business

    We provide mental coaching by coaches who are competent in each subject area. We also provide coaching by game title.
    We strive to ensure quality by appointing professional athletes as mental coaches; for game coaches, we appoint people who have participated in international competitions for each title. We are also actively developing coaches so that we can maximally improve players’ skills through appropriate coaching.


Daiki Kato

CEO of ePARA Inc. / Director of NPO Citizens Guardianship Support Association

Born in 1981 in Nishikasugai District, Aichi Prefecture (currently Kitanagoya City).

Graduated from Tokai High School; Chuo University Faculty of Law, Department of Law; Hosei University Law School, Graduate School of Law.

After quitting working as a court clerk (national civil servant), Daiki joined a social welfare corporation Shinagawa Ward Council of Social Welfare.

While working for the Council , he teamed up with friends he met in the welfare industry and planned  an e-sports tournament for people with disabilities. Then he established “ePARA Inc.”

Special Partner

Bewith, Inc.
Sycom Co., Ltd.


Professional eSports Team REJECT
Joshin Co., Ltd.
Shiodome Partners Group
Approved Specified Nonprofit Corporation SODATEAGE NET
ELAN Co., Ltd.
manaby Co., Ltd.
General Incorporated Association Dr.GAMES


Company nameePARA Inc.
Date of EstablishmentNovember 29, 2016
Capitalization14.7 million Yen (as of December 1, 2021)
Head Office14-8, Shimomae 1-chome, Toda City, Saitama 335-0016 Japan
TEL +81 03-4400-2855
Representative DirectorsDaiki Kato (President and CEO)


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